Pakistan’s first De-radicalization Programmes started in September 2009, after completion of Pakistan army’s counter-terrorism offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in Swat.
Swat De-Radicalization Programme
The programme in Swat aims to rehabilitate the militant detainees who worked with the Taliban. The idea is to provide them with a second chance by restoring their self-worth
Project Mishal, which is run by the Pakistan Army in Swat, focuses its efforts on adult detainees; Project Sparley extends the initiative to the families of detainees.
Punjab De-Radicalization Programme
In 2011, another de-radicalization programme was initiated in eastern Punjab under the joint management of police’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD)